We’ve made huge changes in the way we think and do things out on the shop floor as a result of working with the CACT, and we can measure the tangible improvements.”

Rod Smith, Vice President
Bayless Engineering



A key success factor for BE Aerospace was that we could comply with the quality certification requirements, improve the skills of our existing workforce, and achieve results quickly at minimal costs. The CACT team was very knowledgeable, willing, and capable of understanding our needs, and working with us to achieve results.”

Julio Perez
BE Aerospace



The CACT has developed an outstanding training program for us with exceptional instructors. The participants have been thrilled with it, and the graduates are performing well. The product of these training classes will be the next generation Lockheed Martin employee.”

Steve Haydu
Manager of Labor Relations
Lockheed Martin, Palmdale



The skills gap is real. Technology advances and people retiring are opening up jobs that need skilled workers. You don’t necessarily need a college education to find a great job, but some post-secondary and certification is needed and the community colleges offer that avenue.”

Tony Sciarra
Program Manager for Vocational and Trade Schools
Tesla Motors



Life Sciences / Biotechnology

Teaching biotech skills, fostering biology research


 Life science and biotechnology businesses in California can access biotechnology industry experts dedicated to serving the industry with innovative, unique and customized workforce solutions. Our  partnerships with local and regional industry professionals result in skill-based instruction that meet employer needs and work-ready employees for both established and start-up bioscience companies, including bioscience company incubators. We work with legislative, governmental, and economic development agencies regarding the bioscience workforce and partner with biotechnology industry organizations on workforce issues. Emphasis is placed on biotech skills training and education, biology research and bioscience manufacturing.

Online Magazine: California Biotech
California Biotechnology Website: http://www.calbiotechcareers.org/



INDUSTRY EXPERTS: Contact Information




Statewide Sector Navigator

Sandra Slivka
[email protected]
Twitter: @CBiotechCareers


Deputy Sector Navigators

Region B
SF/San Mateo, East Bay, Silicon Valley
North Bay, Santa Cruz/Monterey

Terri Quenzer
Phone: 619.388.7284 
Email: [email protected]

Region E
San Diego/Imperial

Kimberly Teston
Phone: 619.388.7541
Email: [email protected]